What you NEED TO DO when banking online to keep your money safe.



If you worry about cyber security when banking online and want to learn all you can about it, this video is for you!

Sit in on a deep-dive conversation with cyber security expert, Matt Meis, to learn *exactly what you need to do* to bank online safely – from passwords, to 2-factor authentication, identity theft insurance, freezing credit, using a password manager, even how to make sure your loved ones can access all your accounts should you pass away – – – all the most important steps you need to take to keep you, and your money, safe.

And be sure to check out Matt’s great work at:
– Domain Alarm ( which helps banks stop fraudsters before they can do serious damange
– Stop The Phish ( a public service website to keep you safe online
– and has a security newsletter “SecFraudOps” ( to keep you up to date on all the nerdiest of banking security issues – he reads all the banking security articles so you don’t have to!

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Ms. Moody – former librarian, current financial feminist, and money educator.

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Thanks for watching!

00:00 – 1:14 – Meet Matt, banking security expert
1:15 – Two factor authentication and passwords
4:40 – How to make (and remember) a good password
8:10 – Postmortem online accounts
9:09 – How to stay on top of banking security
10:47 – What is ID theft insurance? Who needs it?
16:30 – Where to get ID theft insurance?
17:28 – Lock credit? Freeze credit?
23:19 – THE MOST IMPORTANT TAKE AWAY

Heads up: All the content is for educational purposes only. Ms. Moody is not a licensed financial advisor; she’s a librarian, money nerd, and educator. As personal finance is personal, to find out what is best for you, consult a financial professional. Users are solely responsible for any actions they take.

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  1. Lorelei Wakefield says:

    Thanks for the advice on freezing credit. I agree with him it would be nice if that were the default!

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